The mission of this Chapter is to reinforce the objective of the Society of Professional Fire Protection Engineers. The Chapter will define, develop, and advance the use of engineering best practices; expand the scientific/technical knowledge base; educate the global fire safety community in order to reduce fire risk.


Are you looking to get more involved in the Southern California chapter of SFPE? Come to our events! Our members and visitors always enjoy our monthly meetings. Join one of our planning committees and volunteer your time!

We have a committee for administration, relationships, scholarship, symposium, golf tournament, social media, annual audit, nominations, and the budget!


The Vice President of Membership, Michele Knight Vail, is currently opening a membership drive until May 1, 2021!

Anyone that signs 3 new people up as new chapter members will receive an official SFPE mug.

Anyone that signs 5 new people up will receive an official SFPE short-sleeve Henley shirt.

*NOTE: Tell your friends and coworkers to register themselves on our website. Then, you must provide the new members' email address and month of sign-up to Michele at for verification. Upon verification, your mug or shirt will be mailed to you at a mailing address you provide. If you have any questions about the drive, please let Michele know directly.


Check out our upcoming events for March and April! If you have any ideas for presentation topics or would like to present at a meeting yourself, please email Jeff Halpert at

We are also looking for more people to join our committees for 2021. Please reach out to me directly if you would like to get involved and assist one of our committees.

Thank you, Steven Dannaway


Does your company want to sponsor the monthly chapter meeting? You will be given 5 minutes at the start of the meeting to talk about your company and what you specialize in. The cost of the sponsorship will be $150. Sign up on the event page!


Congratulations to our 2020 Scholarship Recipients!

Kristen Dentici Kelly Kessloff Jacob David

Roberta Veliz Hunter Gildart Hailey Preston

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2020 Chapter Award


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Please contact a board member with any ideas or suggestions you have for the chapter. We would love to hear from you.

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